I am having a hard time finding CREDIBLE sources that show weight gain is a side effect of pain medications and ESI injections. I have gone from an in shape 180 to a round 215 and am coming due for my biannual fitness assesment at work. My diet is good and healthy and down to about 1000 calories a day but I am limited in my physical activities. I used to run distance now i try to walk the block. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I have been on Fentanyl, Vicoden, Norco, Morphine (pills and pump), Paxil, Celexa, Prednisone, Valium, Skelaxin, and had 2 ESI injections. Currently am on Norco, Skelaxin and Celexa.
Live one day at a time and do it with no regrets. I hold my head up high with pride to the fact that i wont let my injury beat me.
Lumbar surgery 2009
Cervical fusion C4 to C7 2009
Heart ablation 2011
Lumbar fusion L4 to S1 2012 and now L1 2 3 and 4 are split and bulging.